The Vermont Ski Museum is inducting four new members into its Hall of Fame. Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp will be inducted at a ceremony in Stowe on October 24.Hall of Fame Induction 2010Tickets are selling QUICK!Please join us for a very special evening as we honor four of Vermont’s most influential skiers: Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp. Sunday, October 24thStowe Mountain LodgeStowe, VT5:00 PMReception, cash bar and silent auction 6:30 PMDinnerInduction Ceremony Presentation of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to Hank McKeeLive Auction!Big Spruce Chair donated by Stowe Mountain ResortLodging Information: For the best available rate at Stowe Mountain Lodge, please call (800) 829-7629. The Inn at the Mountain is offering a rate of $85/night. Please call (800) 253-3654. The Commodore’s Inn is offering a rate of $88/night. Please call (800) 44-STOWE (78693).Tickets:VSM members $100/ticketNon members $125/ticketPatron’s table. Reserved seating for 8 $1000/tableRSVP by October 10th by calling Meredith Scott at (802) 253-9911 ext. 202 or by logging onto www.vermontskimuseum.org(link is external).
Pirates part ways with Clint Hurdle after 9 seasons For the second time in five years, it appears Joe Maddon hitting the open market has cost another manager his job. The Angels have fired Brad Ausmus after just one season on the job, the team announced Monday. Joe Maddon won’t return as Cubs manager in 2020 Today, the Los Angeles Angels announced that Brad Ausmus will not return as manager in 2020. pic.twitter.com/XDGVCiG1gx— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) September 30, 2019Though the Angels were a disappointing 72-90 in 2019, Ausmus would reasonably have been expected to return in just about any other year. But the Cubs’ decision not to offer Maddon a new contract after five seasons could well have been the determining factor in Angels owner Arte Moreno’s decision. Before rising to managerial stardom in Tampa Bay and leading the Cubs to their first World Series win in 108 years, Maddon was an Angels lifer. He signed with the franchise as a minor league catcher in 1975 and held a variety of roles throughout the system before ascending to the major league coaching staff in 1994. Related News Maddon was Mike Scioscia’s right-hand man from 2000-05 before leaving to take over the downtrodden Devil Rays, who he led to the World Series in his third season. But those 31 years in the Angels organization figure to carry plenty of weight for Maddon, who has maintained an offseason home in Orange County. Should all those pieces fall into place, it will be reminiscent of his path to the Cubs job in the fall of 2014. After the departure of Tampa Bay general manager Andrew Friedman activated an out clause in Maddon’s contract, the Cubs fired first-year manager Rick Renteria following a 73-89 season so they could make a move for the two-time AL Manager of the Year. The Angels would love to see things play out in a similar fashion, particularly after signing Mike Trout to a new 12-year deal this spring. The team has made the playoffs only once in his career — in 2014, its only postseason berth in nine years. Ausmus, 50, previously managed the Tigers from 2014-17, leading Detroit to a division title in his first season. The longtime major league catcher, who had two years left on his contract, has a career managerial record of 386-422. He navigated a difficult season in Anaheim, most notably dealing with the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The 27-year-old was found dead in his hotel room July 1, and an autopsy found a mix of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system.
Essex golfer Nicky George has led 10 qualifiers into the England Golf Grand Medal Final to find the country’s champion woman medal player.Nicky, of Theydon Bois Golf Club (pictured), won the East Region final at Thetford Golf Club, Norfolk, with a net score of 69, five-under par.The other players who won places in the Grand Medal Final, are: Hilary Allwright of Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire; Sheila Jarvis of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, Suffolk; Jayne Stockwell of Stock Brook Manor Golf Club, Essex; Alison Mitchell of Hintlesham Golf Club, Suffolk; Margaret Defoe of Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk; Greta Barclay of Ely City Golf Club, Cambridgeshire; Alyson Wise of King’s Lynn Golf Club, Norfolk; Debra Darling of Costessey Park Golf Club, Norfolk; Tiffany Mills of Ryston Park Golf Club, Norfolk.The regional final was contested by players from across England Golf’s East region which covers Bedfordshire, Cambs & Hunts, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2015.The successful 10 players will meet qualifiers from five other regional finals at the Grand Medal Final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Thursday, 13 August.The Grand Final will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.Click here for full scores 19 May 2016 Nicky leads East region qualifiers to Grand Medal Final